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    Yes, I am only about a 3rd into the book up to...

    Yes, I am only about a 3rd into the book up to the mid-70's, but he has led a very interesting life. Most autobiographies are pretty boring when they are talking about growing up, but Miles...
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    Workout music today: Weights - Essential...

    Workout music today:

    Weights - Essential Jefferson Airplane / Starship
    Walk - Hocus Pocus The Best Of Focus
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    Yup, it is expensive for solo travelers. There...

    Yup, it is expensive for solo travelers. There are a lot of people who seek roomates on the facebook page, but you never know what you are going to get.
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    Currently reading Miles Copland autobiography...

    Currently reading Miles Copland autobiography “One Step Forward And Two Steps Back.” So far it is remarkably interesting. Copland’s father worked for the CIA so he grew up mostly living outside the...
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    :lol

    :lol
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    My impression is that Steve also feels a certain...

    My impression is that Steve also feels a certain loyalty to Jon Davison at this point as well. I mean Davison has been in the band for more than a decade now. I guess it might be possible to do a...
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    Sticky: I think this is probably my favorite Focus album....

    I think this is probably my favorite Focus album. Great stuff from start to finish. The version I have also has some fantastic live bonus tracks.
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    New season coming June 3: ...

    New season coming June 3:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-8VYKUZYiw
  9. They just did the big Marillion weekend in...

    They just did the big Marillion weekend in Stokholm this past weekend. I know people who were there and posted a bunch of pictures on Facebook. Looks like the band were back at full power.
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    Cool, thanks. I will set it up to record.

    Cool, thanks. I will set it up to record.
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    Is it just on HBO Max or also on regular HBO?

    Is it just on HBO Max or also on regular HBO?
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    I would probably have to go with "Allied Forces"...

    I would probably have to go with "Allied Forces" as my favorite overall album.
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    Yes, they did a great job on it considering they...

    Yes, they did a great job on it considering they don't typically do anything prog related.
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    My workout albums today: Weights - Richard...

    My workout albums today:

    Weights - Richard Marx Stories To Tell Greatest Hits & More
    Walking - Curved Air - Retrospective
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    Saw this in the theater yesterday. One weird ass...

    Saw this in the theater yesterday. One weird ass movie for sure. It kept my interest all the way through, and the two lead actors are amazing, but the ending didn't really work for me. Overall I...
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    Saw this in the theater when it came out. A...

    Saw this in the theater when it came out. A buddy wanted to go see it, so I went with him. I enjoyed it more than I thought I was going to. Yea, I remember the plot hole too, but overall I thought...
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    That is too bad. They were amazing on CTTE. I...

    That is too bad. They were amazing on CTTE. I suspect that CTTE was what allowed them to do the tour as the travel expenses to and from the U.S. are most likely covered by them. Bands like P.O.S...
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    Good example. I like a lot of April Wine, but as...

    Good example. I like a lot of April Wine, but as you say their albums all had some filler stuff too. A few years ago I bought their 3 CD box set that contains pretty much all killer and no killer...
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    Big Mule fan here. I think their fan base...

    Big Mule fan here. I think their fan base crosses quite a few different genres.
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    Sure, it's arena rock, but it is great arena...

    Sure, it's arena rock, but it is great arena rock. Love that sone myself, but I get where you are coming from.
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    I'll be honest, I am not sure the Triumph ever...

    I'll be honest, I am not sure the Triumph ever made what I would consider a great album from start to finish. There were always great tracks on all of them, but usually some filler tracks as well...
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    My workout albums this today: Weights -...

    My workout albums this today:

    Weights - Jefferson Starship - Earth
    Walking - Saga - Worlds Apart
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    Saw this film at the theater yesterday. It is a...

    Saw this film at the theater yesterday. It is a great French film in subtitles. It is a true story of one college student's struggle with pregnancy in the 1960's. The movie is certainly relevant...
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    Agree, those are all good ones. I think this...

    Agree, those are all good ones. I think this one, which was a single, is a great rocker:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZNa1BONdu4
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    Queensryche just announced today, new album...

    Queensryche just announced today, new album coming in October entitled "Digital Noise Alliance".
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    My guess is he has heard at least some of those. ...

    My guess is he has heard at least some of those. Those were all over rock radio where I live in the midwest.
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    I agree it is always interesting seeing how...

    I agree it is always interesting seeing how different people enjoy these events. I am the opposite in that I love the heavier stuff. I skipped Hayward. I have seen him a few times with The Moody...
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    :horns

    :horns
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    Have a blast!

    Have a blast!
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    My wife was with me on this one as well as some...

    My wife was with me on this one as well as some friends, and my sister which is why we decided to do the dining room several nights. I did skip out on one night because there were bands I really...
  31. I think some people tend to forget that before...

    I think some people tend to forget that before Steve started doing the “Genesis Revisited” thing he was pretty much unable to tour North America. Yes, he would play the occasional couple of shows or...
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    Wow, that sounds terrible. I never had a fever...

    Wow, that sounds terrible. I never had a fever or vomiting with either covid or the sickness I had back in the fall. Just goes to show that there are still a lot of nasty things going around.
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    No problem, I enjoy doing those. If you happen...

    No problem, I enjoy doing those. If you happen to be on Facebook, I also posted a bunch of pictures and videos on my page.

    Regarding sickness, I had a cold back in the fall that knocked me on my...
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    I only saw the pool stage show. He did a short...

    I only saw the pool stage show. He did a short solo with Nick D'virgillio on the other drum kit, but it was really windy, blowing the cymbals all around. It was still very very cool seeing those...
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    Agree about Rockenfield. He definitely had his...

    Agree about Rockenfield. He definitely had his own style. As to what the true story is, we may never know as all he ever posts publicly are cryptic messages with no real substance and the band just...
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    I have only had it once at a beer festival, but...

    I have only had it once at a beer festival, but it was fantastic.
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    I did the same thing. I had caught the end of...

    I did the same thing. I had caught the end of POS set on the pool stage earlier in the cruise, so just saw the first half of this one before going for Riverside. It was unfortunate that the two...
  38. Thread: Progstock!?

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    One thing to keep in mind is nothing is back to...

    One thing to keep in mind is nothing is back to normal yet. Between COVID and U.S. work visas, trying to get any band from outside the U.S. is probably still more difficult than it was just a few...
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    "Feast" was his previous album that came out a...

    "Feast" was his previous album that came out a few years ago. I think it is one of his best he has ever done. Very strong album IMO and well worth owning. I do believe his operation is pretty much...
  40. I went in to the venue when the two piano guys...

    I went in to the venue when the two piano guys were playing but was mainly talking to people in the back who I had not seen in a long time. I was not wearing a mask nor were 80% of the people in the...
  41. My theory is that the ball probably originally...

    My theory is that the ball probably originally got rolling at the pre-show the night before the cruise. There were probably people there who did not have their test results back yet, and may have...
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    Interesting take. Personally, I really enjoyed...

    Interesting take. Personally, I really enjoyed the book. Yes, it rambled at times, but what else would you expect from a Richard's biography. I have also read Bill Wyman's "Stone Alone" and...
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    :horns

    :horns
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    Agree, but from what I have read I think he still...

    Agree, but from what I have read I think he still does.
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    Chapter 11 just released: ...

    Chapter 11 just released:


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    From what I have read, other than smoking, the...

    From what I have read, other than smoking, the guy is a health nut. He keeps himself in good shape and does not drink.
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    Wow, as I may have mentioned before, I saw them...

    Wow, as I may have mentioned before, I saw them as headliners just before covid hit and thought they were fantastic. Full of energy with a nice production. Totally different experience from what...
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    While working out and walking this morning: ...

    While working out and walking this morning:

    Foo Fighters - The Colour And The Shape
    Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
  49. I have heard 2nd hand that both Ian Mosley and...

    I have heard 2nd hand that both Ian Mosley and Steve Rothery caught covid on the boat. In hindsight I wish I would have gotten the 2nd booster before the cruise, but I procrastinated and didn't do...
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    :horns

    :horns
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    Best review of CTTE yet with pictures: ...

    Best review of CTTE yet with pictures: ...
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    Anybody checked this show out yet? It is...

    Anybody checked this show out yet? It is supposed to be a sequel to "The Wire". After looking into this a bit more, apparently it is by the same people who made "The Wire" with some of the same...
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    Finished season 4 of “Billions” last night. This...

    Finished season 4 of “Billions” last night. This show drives me crazy. I like it, but there are things about it that keep it from being at the level of a show like “Succession.”

    • Although...
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    Have it recording. I think we are going to wait...

    Have it recording. I think we are going to wait and binge watch when this set of shows is over.
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    Yesterday: Drive By Truckers - The New OK...

    Yesterday:

    Drive By Truckers - The New OK
    Entransient - Ghosts In The Halls
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    Oops.......yes I meant Scott. The whole thing is...

    Oops.......yes I meant Scott. The whole thing is really strange. They have definitely had a falling out. Scott has posted some cryptic things on his facebook page about how "all will be revealed",...
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    ProgDay's entire budget was less than NEARfest...

    ProgDay's entire budget was less than NEARfest sometimes paid for a single band. Michael's current model is less than 10 years ago, but he has found a system that works. ProgDay is also now a...
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    :D

    :D
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    Agree he is a great drummer, but Eddie had a...

    Agree he is a great drummer, but Eddie had a certain style that I think is missing from the most recent album.
  60. It has come to be public knowledge at this point...

    It has come to be public knowledge at this point that many people caught covid on the boat including myself and quite a few other cruisers. I personally know 4 so far. Several musicans caught it...
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